Raiders Owner Al Davis Dead

Long-time Oakland Raiders owner and NFL icon Al Davis has died.

Long-time Oakland Raiders owner and NFL icon Al Davis has died:

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, whose rebellious NFL legend began 60 years ago as an assistant with the Baltimore Colts and was punctuated with a 1992 Pro Football Hall of Fame induction in Canton, has died at 82.

The team’s website released the news Saturday morning, posting a simple tribute with his name in large silver letters above “July 4, 1929-October 8, 2011.” … No cause of death was released, and it was not immediately clear when and where he died.

I’ve had many a harsh word about Al over the years, but today I’ll simply say R.I.P.

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Comments

  1. CB says:

    well, say what you will about the guy, but the league definitely lost a hell of a character

  2. NickNot says:

    Kenny the snake, and wearing a cliff branch jersey… memories from my childhood. RIP Mr. Davis.